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17 April 2018
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El debate sobre el derecho de las mujeres a interrumpir los embarazos está en el centro de la preocupación de las organizaciones sociales, de mujeres y de derechos humanos, habida cuenta de la alta tasa de mortalidad materna por esta causa.  Un...

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17 April 2018
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Am 2. April veröffentlichte die TagesWoche einen Artikel anlässlich der Beförderung von Novartis Ethik-Chefin Shannon Klinger in die Geschäftsleitung des Unternehmens. Der Artikel äußert zudem Bedenken über die Patentpolitik und Zugang zu Medikamenten...

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17 April 2018

Novartis responds to concerns raised about the social & environmental impacts of its business practices

On 2 April, the German-Swiss newspaper TagesWoche published an article about Novartis' decision to name Shannon Klinger chief of ethics and compliance and elevate the function to be part of the executive board following concerns raised about its...

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Company response
16 April 2018

Response by Novartis

Author: Novartis

At Novartis, corporate responsibility (CR) is central to how we run our business. Our CR strategy supports our company mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of...

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19 March 2018
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Author: Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

“Heridas de pacientes se abren por hilos para sutura defectuosos; Salud retira medicamento”, 16 de marzo de 2018...

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14 November 2017

EU: Commission launches public consultation on institutional investors & asset managers' duties regarding sustainability, incl. human rights

Author: European Commission

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28 September 2017
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Author: El Espectador

“Se buscan médicos sin conflictos de interés” - 21 de septiembre de 2017...

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Article
17 August 2017

Inside the C.E.O. Rebellion Against Trump’s Advisory Councils

Author: David Gelles, Landon Thomas Jr., Andrew Ross Sorkin & Kate Kellyaug, NY Times (USA)

On Tuesday, Indra Nooyi, the chief executive of PepsiCo, joined a call with other prominent corporate chieftains who...had agreed to advise...Trump. A rebellion was brewing. Along with other business leaders, [she]...watched with bafflement over the...

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9 July 2017

UK drugs groups seek court block on NHS price limits

Author: Sarah Neville, Financial Times (UK)

The UK drugs industry is going to court in an attempt to stop the country’s taxpayer-funded National Health Service from imposing new limits on the price it will pay for medicines. The action follows a government crackdown in April that limits funding...

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26 May 2017
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Author: Ram Etwareea, Le Temps (Suisse)

« Novartis attaque la Colombie en justice », 23 mai 2017...

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